|Michael Alfaro||vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics|
|Priyanga Amarasekare||Mechanisms of diversity maintenance in variable environments|
|Paul Barber||Evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, Coral reefs, Evolutionary and population genetics, Natural selection and adaptation.|
|Daniel Blumstein||The evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology.|
|Donald Buth||Ichthyology; parasitology, phylogenetic systematics, population structure of lower vertebrates|
|Robert Eagle Tripati|
|Peggy Fong||Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.|
|Nandita Garud||Population genetics; evolution in natural populations with a current focus on the microbiome.|
|Gregory Grether||Causes and consequences of aggression and reproductive interference between species; character displacement; species recognition; evolution of coloration; the role of phenotypic plasticity in evolution; animal behavior|
|David Jacobs||Evolution/Development of Invertebrate Body Plans, Paleobiology and Marine Speciation|
|Nathan Kraft||Plant community ecology, with an emphasis on functional and phylogenetic approaches to understanding community assembly and species coexistence; tropical forest dynamics; biogeography and the assembly of regional biotas.|
|Colin Kremer||Marine & freshwater microbial ecology; theoretical ecology; linking organismal physiology to population, community, & ecosystem dynamics; effects of global change, especially temperature; eco-evolutionary dynamics|
|James Lloyd-Smith||Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases; emerging pathogens and zoonoses; host population heterogeneities; integration of dynamics across scales.|
|Kirk Lohmueller||Population genetics; Statistical methods in evolutionary and medical genetics; genetic variation data|
|Glen MacDonald||Glen M Sproul dit MacDonald works on issues of climate change and ecological and societal responses.|
|Peter Nonacs||Behavioral ecology and social evolution, using both theoretical and experimental approaches.|
|Elsa Ordway||Global change and forest ecosystems; remote sensing; ecosystem ecology; tropical ecology; social-ecological systems; land-use change; conservation.|
|Noa Pinter-Wollman||The emergence of collective behavior from variation and interactions among system components.|
|Lawren Sack||Ecology and physiology of plant species coexistence. Hydraulics of plant water transport. Evolution and functional consequences of diversity in leaf size, shape and venation. Forest dynamics and ecohydrology. Conservation physiology.|
|Van Savage||Effects of climate on ecological systems; species interactions; evolutionary dynamics; mathematical biology; biological scaling in relation to thermal responses, vascular systems, sleep, and tumor growth|
|Barney Schlinger||Steroid hormone synthesis and action in birds; hormonal control of brain and behavior in tropical bird species|
|Karen Sears||Developmental and evolutionary biology of mammals|
|H. Bradley Shaffer||Population biology, landscape ecology, and conservation genomics of reptiles and amphibians, particularly in California|
|Thomas Smith||Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.|
|Victoria Sork||Ecological, evolutionary, and conservation genomics of tree populations; evolutionary biology and conservation science of oaks; phylogeography; hybridization and introgression; molecular ecology of pollen and seed dispersal.|
|Morgan Tingley||Effects of global change on biodiversity; hierarchical modeling; fire and Californian wildlife; ornithology; conservation.|
|Robert Wayne||Application of molecular genetic techniques to questions in systematics, population genetics, sociobiology and conservation|
|Pamela Yeh||Adaptation to novel environments; evolution of drug resistance in bacteria; urban ecology and evolution|
|Felipe Zapata||Systematics and evolutionary biology; plant biology; quantitative taxonomy; macroevolution; phylogenetic comparative functional genomics; tropical biology|
|Anthony Baniaga||Plant Systematics, Polyploidy, Ecophysiology, Selaginella|
|Jon Keeley||Ecology of fire-prone ecosystems and alien plants that invade these systems.|
|Benjamin Knowles||I am a viral ecologist whose research focuses on whether viruses choose to kill or parasitize their hosts, what drives this decision, and what its outcomes are from molecular to global scales.|
|Seth Riley||Ecology and conservation of wildlife in fragmented urban landscapes.|
|Debra Shier||Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology|
|Xiaoming Wang||My current researches have two broad focuses: 1, evolution, systematics, and phylogeny of fossil carnivorans (meat-eating mammals) in Cenozoic and. 2, Geology and vertebrate paleontology of Tibetan Plateau.|
|Clifford Brunk||Molecular biological approaches to the study of evolution.|
|Martin Cody||Community structure, determinants of diversity, density and distribution, interspecific interactions and adaptive morpho|
|Franz Engelmann||Insect physiology, insect and invertebrate endocrinology.|
|Elma Gonzalez||Cell and molecular biology of calcification in coccolithophorid algae.|
|Malcolm Gordon||Comparative ecological physiology of lower vertebrates, with emphasis on fish locomotion|
|Patty Gowaty||Evolutionary ecology, evolution of behavior, sexual behavior, mating systems, sexual conflict, parental behavior, maternal effects, developmental plasticity, sex allocation, genetic parentage, ornithology|
|William Hamner||Behavior of oceanic animals, emphasizing in situ observations at sea.|
|Henry Hespenheide||The evolutionary ecology and biodiversity of Neotropical wet forest insects.|
|Steve Hubbell||Community ecology; biodiversity|
|Ken Nagy||Ecological physiology of terrestrial vertebrates, especially desert reptiles.|
|Peter Narins||Auditory Behavior, Neurophysiology and Mechanics|
|Park Nobel||Plant physiological ecology, especially agaves and cacti|
|Philip Rundel||Adaptations of plants to environmental stress, focusing on mediterranean, desert, and tropical ecosystems; applications of environmental sensor arrays for ecological research|
|Charles Taylor||avian bioacoustics; adaptive sensor arrays; artificial life|
|Blaire Van Valkenburgh||Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates|
|Richard Vance||Marine, Theoretical, and Restoration Ecology|
|Eduardo Zeiger||Plant physiology and photobiology; with emphasis in stomatal function.|
|Cheryl Ann Zimmer||Population ecology of marine organisms, especially the role of hydrodynamic processes|
|Richard Zimmer||Ecology and sensory biology of aquatic organisms; chemical signals and communication|
Postdocs and Research Faculty
|Eric J Caldera|
|Mark Andrew Elvin|
|Sorel T Fitz-Gibbon||Genome Sequence Of P. Aerophilium|
|Ana E Garcia Vedrenne|
|Emily Elizabeth Curd Guswa||Conducting Sampling, Dna Extraction, Sequencing And Analysis Of Environmental Dna Samples From Sediment And Soil In California|
|Andrew Ring Kleinhesselink|
|Natalie Jewel Lemanski|
|Jennifer Ann Maier|
|Jeffrey P Maloy|
|Evan M Mccartney-Melstad|
|Julie Serena Miller|
|Portia Mae Mira|
|Maura Palacios Mejia|
|Katherine Prager||Understanding The Dynamics Of Leptospirosis Interrogans Serovar Pomona In California Sea Lions|
|Alexa Aline Sadier|
|Daniel Joseph Wieczynski|
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